Afternoon Valentine’s Fun

January 16, 2016

I adore Valentine’s Day! I always have, I always will.  Growing up my parents always gave us special treats and I have carried on the same tradition with my girls.  This year I planned a special little mini party when they got home from school.  They played a silly game of  Cookie Tic-Tac-Toe, ate cupcakes and had lemonade.  There was a frosting fight after-party, but sadly, I wasn’t invited.  I wish I had gotten pictures of that!  They were blue from head to toe!

Velentine Party

Party Details:
When planning this little shindig, I wanted to center it around this adorable Tic-Tac-Toe cookie cutter set I got from the fab folks at Wilton!  They were one of the sponsors of BASH (a wonderful, fun-filled blogging conference I went to in January….but we will get into that another time) and they were “sweet” enough to give me this cookie cutter set.  It included a ginormous heart cutter, a mini heart cutter, and “x” & “o”cutters.  Not only is it adorable, but my girls had so much fun playing Tic-Tac-Toe on it!  They thought it was so funny!

valentine tic-tac-toe

Sweets for my Sweets:
I’m a baker, so it’s in my nature to make sweets….and when I say sweets, I mean A LOT of sweets!  Valentine’s Day is NO exception!  It’s a holiday based around candy and chocolate, after all! So I incorporated it ALL into this little party. :)

I found these sweet cupcake wrappers at my local craft store (also by Wilton)!  My oldest hates pink but loves blue and these were a cute striped cupcake wrapper with blue, pink and red!  They were perfect!  I decorated the cupcakes using a 1M piping tip and teal blue gel coloring.  I also made cute little pink heart cupcake toppers using Wilton Candy Melts in Bright Pink and their heart candy mould.

valentine cupcakes

valentine cupcakes

For the cookies I used the same color pallet.  I made my basic sugar cookie dough and cut medium sized hearts and mini’s too (you can buy them here).  I made my royal icing and colored it pink, red, teal and white.  From there I kept it simple with 3 designs.

Plaid:
Once my base coat of icing was dry, I used a #1 tip to pipe my red lines first and let them dry. Then I layered white lines and pink.

Valentine cookie TUTORIAL

Sprinkles:
After letting my pink icing dry completely, I added a thick pink outline to the cookie. While that icing was still wet I dipped the edges in the heart shaped sprinkles

Valentine Cookie tutorial

Love:
These are the easiest cookie! I flooded the cookie with red icing and dropped a heart shaped sprinkle in the corner. Once it was dry I piped the word “love” on the other side. Easy-peasy!

Love Cookies

It was a delightful afternoon!  I loved watching their faces beam with joy when they found their surprise after school Valentine’s Day party!  I guess I’d better start planning for next year!

Valentine's Party Pin

 

Here are all the supplies I used:)

Wilton Valentine's Supplies

 

Credits:
Cookie cutters, sprinkles, cupcake wrappers and supplies by Wilton
XOXO Burlap Banner by Lisa T Creations
Party Styling and Desserts by Auntie Bea’s Bakery

 

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Lynlee January 31, 2015 at 6:50 pm

Wow! Absolutely adorable!!! I love the infusion of the light blue with the traditional Valentine’s Day colors. Thanks so much for the tutorials and tips! ♥

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Maria January 31, 2015 at 6:54 pm

So much pretty here! I love it all! And now I want to go get some Wilton products of my own to make this magic happen!

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Fizzy Party January 31, 2015 at 8:31 pm

Cute! I love it! I’m all about the mini party. This party looked fun and a great way to make memories with your kids. Love your cookies :)

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Britni January 31, 2015 at 9:35 pm

This is so cute, love it Bethany! I knew you would come up with some adorable way to showcase those cookie cutters.

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Tonya (Soiree Event Design) January 31, 2015 at 11:55 pm

This is just adorable! Your cookies are gorgeous. I too am having an after school Valentines Day party coming up BUT I will be having all store bought sweets! The baking gene didn’t reach me! LOL!!!!

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Donna February 1, 2015 at 1:51 am

Love it! So cute!

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Jessica Wilcox February 1, 2015 at 6:49 am

Bethany, you did an amazing job! I am so proud of you!! I want to make cookies now too!

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Michelle February 1, 2015 at 6:19 pm

So cute, love the tic tac toe cookie!!

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Kim @ The Celebration Shoppe February 2, 2015 at 11:59 am

I especially love the tic-tac-toe cookies! And the plaid are so on trend. Just darling!

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Blanca February 3, 2015 at 9:55 pm

These cookies are all so cute. I love that you used Wilton products making it so easy and accessible for us to go and recreate this with our own kids :)

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Jacqui February 11, 2015 at 7:55 pm

A lot of fun ideas. I like the tic tac toe game cookie. Thank you for linking up to Party Time and we hope to see you again next week!

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Allison LeBlanc February 26, 2015 at 5:27 pm

Hi!

The post was fantastic! I love the idea of candy melts as cupcake toppers. We did not get a chance to meet at Bash, but since then I have become a big fan. Your work is fantastic! Hope to meet in the future.

Allison

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